Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 191132

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
532 AM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

.For the beaches from Malaquite Beach to Port Aransas...

532 AM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              44                    43
Sea Water Temperature:        49                    49
Water Level:                  -0.03 ft msl          0.03 ft msl
Wind:                         NW 12 mph             N 8 mph

Note: Port Aransas observation is from inside the ship channel until
Port Aransas jetty observation site is back online.


                              Today                 Saturday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 53                  52 / 62

Sky         Morning:          Cloudy                Mostly cloudy
            Afternoon:        Cloudy                Mostly cloudy
            Evening:          Mostly cloudy         Mostly cloudy

Weather     Morning:          Showers / Tstms       None
            Afternoon:        Showers / Tstms       None
            Evening:          Showers / Tstms       None

Precip Chc  Morning:          60%                   10%
            Afternoon:        70%                   10%
            Evening:          30%                   10%

Wind        Morning:          N 10-14 mph           SW 3-7 mph
            Afternoon:        N 9-10 mph            SE 6-9 mph
            Evening:          E 5-9 mph             SE 10-15 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               Low                   None

UV Index:                     Low                   Moderate

Sig Wave Height:*             3 feet                3 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        6 seconds             7 seconds

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...

Warmer conditions expected Sunday in advance of the next cold front.
Chances for showers will exist on Sunday and Sunday night as well.
The front moves through South Texas Sunday night into Monday
morning. Slightly cooler and drier air filters into the region on
Monday and continues Tuesday.

* A low risk of rip currents means that any rip currents that do
  form are likely to be weak but still may pose a danger to poor
  swimmers. Research has shown rip currents are typically more
  frequent in the vicinity of jetties, inlets, and piers and
  these can be quite strong on days where the overall rip current
  threat is low...especially if strong southerly of northeasterly
  winds exist.

* Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, remain calm.
  Don`t fight the current. Swim in a direction following the
  shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or
  wave for help. If tired, float or tread water until out of
  the rip current.

* Wave height and period forecasts are representative of deep ocean
  waves over the offshore waters, not surf conditions.


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